Personalize this chocolate chip walnut bread and muffin recipe with chopped nuts and your favorite baking chips. Choose any combination of HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Chips, HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. Wrap it in parchment paper for a sweet homemade gift.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease three 5-3/4x3-1/4x2-inch mini loaf pans.
You may also use (3) 5-3/4x3-1/4x2-Inch Mini Loaf Pans, Muffin Tins, or Muffin Cups.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, applesauce, shortening and eggs in large bowl. Beat on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Stir in cinnamon chips and walnuts. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.
Bake 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely. Sift with powdered sugar, if desired. 3 small loaves.
Try making with almonds or pecans in place of walnuts.
Muffins: Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with foil or paper baking cups or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Fill cups 3/4 full with batter. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely. About 1-1/2 dozen muffins.
*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutritional advice.